Conference Retirement Plans
Plan for a successful retirement by taking the long-term view. Through Wespath the Michigan Conference offers a plan for retirement investment, and offers an outstanding retirement and savings plans to eligible clergy and lay employees.
To visit Wespath for retirement information go to https://www.wespath.org/retirement-investments.
Click here for the Michigan Conference Steps to Retirement.
The United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP) is a retirement plan administered by Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath)—the largest denominational pension fund in the world. UMPIP is designed to provide one piece of your overall retirement portfolio.
Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP) is a retirement program providing lifetime income and account flexibility designed for those who serve God as clergy of The United Methodist Church.
Click here to learn more about CRSP.
Retirement Plan Eligibility
Clergy and lay employees from the Michigan Conferences may contact Rev Joel Walther, Director of Conference Benefits and Coordinator of HR, at [email protected] to learn about their eligibility for Wespath’s UMPIP and CRSP.
- For participant contributions: Must be an employee of a United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP) plan sponsor.
- For plan sponsor contributions: Must be an employee of a UMPIP plan sponsor and meet other eligibility criteria determined by the plan sponsor and outlined in the adoption agreement.
Click here to learn more about UMPIP.
All bishops; most clergy with full-time appointments to The United Methodist Church who are members of annual conferences; and other clergy, as determined by annual conferences, may be eligible for Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP).
Click here for more information about CRSP.
Last Updated on July 25, 2023